Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I dug up the following blog I posted back on January 30 of this year.
Take note of item #’s 6 and 8.
Here are the top 10 statements you won’t hear Governor Doyle make when he delivers his State of the State address tonight:
10) “The state is $1.6 billion in the hole. Since I am the Governor, I am responsible for this massive deficit.”
9) “We’re very interested in businesses that want to obtain a state contract. All they have to do is write me a substantial check.”
8) “Our taxes and fees in Wisconsin aren’t high enough. That’s why auto license and registration fees and cigarette taxes have to go up.”
7) “We have to lift the QEO so Wisconsin property taxes can remain the highest in the nation.”
6) “Yes I came up with plans to raise fees and taxes and lift the QEO before the November election. Why didn’t I mention them? Are you crazy?”
5) “Unfortunately, the Department of Revenue sent out 170-thousand income tax forms to taxpayers and put their Social Security numbers for anyone to see right on the labels. But I fixed it. I took the Department of Revenue Secretary, and promoted him to Department of Administration Secretary.”
4) “Wisconsin is a state where you don’t have to provide proper identification to prove you are who you say you are when you vote because I vetoed the photo ID bill not once but three times.”
3) “Wisconsin remains one of only two states in the country where law-abiding citizens who have undergone extensive training and background checks cannot carry a concealed weapon to exercise their Second Amendment Rights and protect themselves and others.”
2) “There is a huge deficit in the Transportation Fund. That deficit was created when I raided the fund of $427-million in the last budget to give to schools. WEAC was very pleased. We might need a gas tax increase to plug the deficit.”
And the #1 statement you won’t hear the Governor make in his State of the State address tonight:
“Yes, I am still being investigated by the FBI.”